SamsungMZ-7KE256BW
CrucialCT250MX200SSD1
$134

Controller: Samsung Triple Core MEX. Memory: Samsung 40nm MLC V-NAND. Release date: Q3 2014.

 $134 

Controller: Marvell 88SS9189. Flash Memory: Micron 16nm MLC. Release date: Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,578 user samples
58,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% 195GB free
Worst Bench: 70% 48GB free (System drive)
Poor: 70% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 187th / 1003
11,659 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% 35GB free (System drive)
Worst Bench: 62% 16GB free (System drive)
Poor: 62% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 223rd / 1003
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
103 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
93.3 %
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
469 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+10%
426 MB/s
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
407 MB/s 410 MB/s +1%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
33.2 MB/s Faster random read.
+22%
27.3 MB/s
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
91.5 MB/s Slightly faster random write.
+7%
85.4 MB/s
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
336 MB/s 338 MB/s +1%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
43.8 MB/s Slightly faster random mixed IO.
+14%
38.4 MB/s
SusWrite
Avg. Sustained Write Speed
354 MB/s +5% 338 MB/s
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
516 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+10%
470 MB/s
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
489 MB/s +5% 467 MB/s
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
42.8 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+30%
32.9 MB/s
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
128 MB/s Slightly faster peak random write.
+7%
120 MB/s
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
384 MB/s +1% 381 MB/s
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
56.6 MB/s Faster peak random mixed IO.
+17%
48.2 MB/s
SusWrite
Peak Sequential Sustained Write 60s Average
482 MB/s Slightly faster peak sustained write speed.
+9%
443 MB/s
Market Share
Based on 15,196,174 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % Hugely higher market share.
+289%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Much better value.
+42%
71.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % Much more popular.
+43%
67 %
Price
Price (score)
$97 Cheaper.
+28%
$134
Age
Newest
59 Months 53 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
388 MB/s +3% 378 MB/s
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
360 MB/s 363 MB/s +1%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
1,281 Pts +4% 1,233 Pts
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
359 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+40%
257 MB/s
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
340 MB/s Slightly faster deep queue read.
+8%
315 MB/s
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
301 MB/s +0% 300 MB/s
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
297 MB/s Much faster deep queue mixed IO.
+38%
215 MB/s
Capacity
Capacity
256GB 250GB
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The 250GB Crucial MX200 is successor to the hugely successful MX100. Both drives use the same NAND and controller but the new MX200 features Dynamic Write Acceleration (DWA) which is a new dynamically sized SLC cache. Samsung were the first to introduce SLC caching on the 840 Evo nearly two years ago so Crucial are somewhat late to the party. SLC caches generally only help performance in corner case real word scenarios and benchmarks. I prefer drives without SLC caches because they offer more consistent and sustainable real world IO. Comparing the MX100 and MX200 shows that the newer MX200 has a significantly faster peak write speed which is of course explained by the new DWA cache. Price is the deciding factor between the MX100 and MX200 so although the MX200 isn't priced aggressively yet, it will almost certainly move up the value rankings when retailers build stocks and subsequently cut prices. [Feb '15 SSDrivePro]

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